Namco Bandai Holding Invite Only Tales Event at Jump
New PS3 title widely expected to see full unveiling at event.
A big Tales of series stage is one of the regular attractions at Shueisha's annual Jump Festa event. But this year, Namco Bandai is taking steps to make viewing the stage a special privilege.
The company's newly opened a Jump Festa information page outlines this year's stage, titled "Yappari Tales of in JF 2011." As with past Jump Festas, attendees will get a different experience depending on the day they attend.
The first day of the show will be focused on Tales of the world Radiant Mythology 3 and will feature appearances by voice actors Masaya Onosaka, Toriumi Kosuke and Aya Hirano. The second day stage will be focused on Tales of Graces F and will feature appearances by Onosaka, Takahiro Sakurai and Daisuke Namikawa. Onosaka will MC both stages.
In the past, interested parties could simply line up in front of the stage to view the proceedings. This year, the stages will invite only. The procedures for applying for an invite are listed at the event page.
While the event page makes no mention of games outside of Graces F and Radiant Mythology 3, it's widely expected that Namco Bandai will give the previously announced PlayStation 3 installment of the game some time during the stages. You can read all we know about the game here.
This year's Jump Festa will be held on the 18th and 19th at the Makuhari Messe just to the east of Tokyo. Namco Bandai also promises play chances for the latest One Piece and Naruto games, but has yet to share specifics.